William Frederick Basler

10 August 1868–11 August 1942 (Age 74)
Ayton, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Frederick

When William Frederick Basler was born on 10 August 1868, in Ayton, West Grey, Grey, Ontario, Canada, his father, Augustus Basler, was 39 and his mother, Ernestine Schaefer, was 28. He married Mary Ann Pangman on 7 August 1893, in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 7 sons. He lived in Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911 and Manitoba, Canada in 1916. He died on 11 August 1942, in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

William Frederick Basler
Mary Ann Pangman
Marriage: 7 August 1893
Baby Boy #1 Basler
William Clarence Basler
Louis Adair Basler
Baby Boy #2 Basler
Harvey Nelson Basler
Norman F. Basler
Albert E. Basler

Spouse and Children

7 August 1893
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Canada


+2 More Children

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+4 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 3

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1883 · Mining Boom

Age 15

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 38

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from the city of Basel in Switzerland. 2. from an agent derivative of Middle Low German baseln ‘to behave in a confused manner’, hence a nickname for a scatterbrained person.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Basler, "Canada Census, 1916"
  • Will. Bassiler in household of Aug. Bassiler, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • William Basler, "Canada Census, 1891"

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